Out Of Bounds Stout | Avery Brewing Company

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Out Of Bounds StoutOut Of Bounds Stout

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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Ratings: 1,335 |  Reviews: 594
Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of KlayWey
2.94/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chocolate malt flavor coming through, but expecting more roasted for a stout.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. Poured a nice dark deep brownish black with a nice thick foamy head. The size of the head disappated, but thickened up on standing, and left lacings as I drank the beer. Smelled very slightly of oatmeal. Didn't pick up much for flavor. Slightly grainy with very small touch of brown sugar. Tasted bitter on the tounge and in the mouth. Very easy to drink, but not very pleasant due to the bitterness/acidity.

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Photo of miwestcoaster
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Johnroby
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, tan, creamy and foamy head that lasted several minutes and left a nice film. Great lacing.

S: Rich roasted malt. Dark chocolate then coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Roast malt matches the nose. Chocolate.

M: Medium to full bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Well-rounded, above-average stout. The nose and mouthfeel stood out to me the most. I like this beer.

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Photo of Jameswoody
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of osant37
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dherling
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was poured slow out of a tap, and it produced a rich, thick head that lasted nearly as long as I had the beer in front of me. I nearly burned my nostrils trying to smell this, The very dark roasted malt smelled smoky, like embers, with coffee and charcoal. It had a lovely mouthfeel, very creamy. If you like malt, this has it in spades, but the flavor was a litttle too overdone for me, like sucking on a burndt down forrest. I had a hard time finishing this one, although it was somewhat of a unique take on a stout. Worth buying a bottle and sharing it with some friends just so you can say; been there, done that.

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Photo of od_sf
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of SamN
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A very nice looking stout, very dark black with a darker-tinted, looser beige head. Smell is grainy and slightly roasted, with a sliver of alcohol. Sort of faint, but interesting stout aromas. Taste is reminiscent of Anchor Porter; has a certain savory taste, somewhat like soy sauce. Cocoa, nutty colombian-coffe, very mild sweetness. Nice mild hop bitterness compliments the grain bill well, very balanced beer.

A flavorful beer from Avery, a bit lighter than I look for in an American stout. Interesting flavor profile, but for some reason, this beer just doesn't call my name.

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Photo of santoslhalper
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Poured a deep black with a little reddish tint. The head is creamy, and leaves a beige collar.

Smell: The smell is the regular roasted malt aroma, with subtle chocolate and hop hints.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The flavor is mostly roasted malts, with a slightly complex flavor. The burnt taste is a little overboard, and is almost accentuated by the hop bitterness. Speaking of which, I think the hops are a little overboard and uncalled for. The mouthfeel is thin, and not as dry as I thought it should be. A huge, huge thank you to NeroFiddled (a world class trader) for this beer.

Drinkability and Overall: While this is not my favorite style in the world, this is a pretty decent representation. I'm not saying it's worth going out of your way to try this one, but if nothing is else was available, I'd have no problem qauffing this for quite some time.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at The Library in Manhattan, KS. Enjoyed at home in Oklahoma City.

Pour from a bottle into a small rocks glass so I could take my time and savor it. Very impressed. Nice toasted malt aroma. Flavor is rich and complex. Fairly dry. Some nice bitterness rounded out by slight lingering licorice and mollasses (just a hint), a little bit of charcoal, nice smooth mouthfeel. Long lingering flavor.

This is a good beer. One of the best stouts I've had in a long time. Reminds me of Guiness Extra stout, except a tinge sweeter and more winey notes.

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Photo of Higravity
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a porter but a little darker with a good white hat. The beer thins too much on the side. The smell is nice roasted with out too much coffee more chocolate. Tastes good if a little thin, I would like a touch more body, I know it is only 5% and all but... I guess you could session it but not something to seek out.

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Photo of dbarny76
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jryanj927
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Shnanign
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Very dark brown brew with some faint ruby highlighting. It looks like it would be pretty clear, if it wasn't so darn dark. Fluffy and thick light brown head retained nicely.

S-Much in the range of roasted malt and choco-coffee notes. A slight nutty/bicuit character to it in the background. Overall, a lighter aroma.

T-Very roasty, with coffee hints and a countering hop bitterness. Perhaps a slight astringency. I sensed some hop character in there, deep under the roasted goodness. Finishes with a coffee aftertaste.

M-Low carbonation provides this moderately-full-bodied beer a little excitement. Slow-moving in my mouth, very smooth.

D-A very drinkable brew exhibiting many of the characteristics of the style. Pour me another one.

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Photo of beerhast
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of schimschim
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Syraquse
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Canti4341
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TGanyone
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Out Of Bounds Stout from Avery Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,335 ratings.
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